So, does this mean a certain former Senator from Rapid City is one of South Dakota's first "South Park Republicans"
A friend sent this to me knowing of my ribald enjoyment of the foul mouthed 5th graders, and it oddly fits in this situation.
For those of you not familiar with the term, as I wasn't until a few days ago, here's a bit of mild amusement for the late evening. From the Wikipedia definition of "South Park Republican:"
South Park Republican is a term that was circulated in a few articles and weblogs on the Internet circa 2001 and 2002, to describe what was claimed by the authors as a "new wave" of young adults and teenagers who hold political beliefs that are, in general, aligned with those that seem to underpin gags and storylines in the popular television cartoon. The phrase was coined in 2001 by commentator Andrew Sullivan, who identified himself as a South Park Republican after hearing that the show's creators had "outed" themselves as Republicans at an awards ceremony.
The term is meant to be more of a casual indication of beliefs than a strong partisan label. While South Park co-creator Matt Stone is a registered Republican, co-creator Trey Parker is actually a registered member of the Libertarian Party.
As the show's co-creator, Matt Stone, sums it up: "I hate conservatives, but I really... (EXPLETIVE REDACTED) hate liberals."
Well, God knows that Stan isn't a conservative. But as he mentioned in a press conference with an egotistical and self aggrandizing lead up until today, he just couldn't go the other way.
Speaking of his announcement today..... well, I think I'd like to know what the Dems have to say on all of this: Are you ok with this? Are you better off only having Stan's love and money and not his political affiliation? Was he leading you along only to jump off the hook at the last minute, and you feel a little used? What's the scoop?
I'm not pre-judging anything at this point. I'd just like a little insight.